November 5, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On October 26 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a man reported that he had received a call from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office informing him that the office had located his wallet in a purse stolen from a car at Cracker Barrel.
The man said he realized that his vehicle had been tampered with when he noticed that someone had damaged his key entry on the driver’s side door of his vehicle. The wallet was found in a purse that had been reported stolen. Nothing was reported missing from the wallet.
• On November 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone had damaged his door while forcibly opening the door.
• On October 28 Brittney Nicole Richey, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstructing a court order after she allegedly had come within 300 yards of a woman who had a protective order for stalking against Richey.
• On October 29 a larceny from mail complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that his brother’s ex-girlfriend had moved out and had not returned a mailbox key. The complainant said that the woman and her mother had allegedly been stealing mail periodically.
• On October 28 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that her wallet fell out of her purse and into her vehicle without her knowledge. The woman said she had left the vehicle unlocked and when she noticed her wallet she also noticed that her driver’s license, Social Security card and $130 were missing.
• On October 28 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Hodges Avenue location after a man reported that someone had entered his wife’s Chevy Malibu and removed a purse. A neighbor contacted the man and told him that he had located several personal effects from the purse. Other items from other people’s purses were also found on the ground at the corner of Hodges Avenue and Commerce Street.
• On October 27 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that while she was shopping someone took her checkbook from her purse.
•On October 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a MLK Drive location after a man reported that someone had forced entry into the back door of his residence. Whoever entered tossed the man’s bed around, he said.
• On October 26 a damage to property and aggravated assault complaint was filed at Heritage Park after a man said his ex-wife’s boyfriend threw a metal chair at his car and then cursed at him.
The other man said that as he and the man’s ex-wife and the complainant’s daughter were attempting to cross the parking lot the complainant allegedly accelerated the car and struck the man with the driver’s side rear view mirror. The man said when he was struck a metal chair he was carrying over his shoulder struck the car.
• On October 26 a larceny and theft by deception complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a man alleged that a manager had failed to deposit $4,534 and had kept the money. The owner of the fast food restaurant also alleged that the manager had paid his girlfriend $1,708 in wages since August but she had not worked at the restaurant during that time frame.
• On October 21 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road auto parts store after a man reported that someone had used a check his wife had written for their church to purchase $200 in auto parts. The person using the checks had used an auto parts reward number during the purchase, allowing police to identify the person, who is a male. The signature on the check was the man’s wife, however.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On October 31 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Indian Bend Drive, Rutledge location after a man reported that he and his younger brother were playing a video game when they began to argue.
Reports state that the argument spilled into the living room of the house and that the younger brother continued to use profanity toward the complainant in front of small children.
The report alleged that the younger brother also spoke to the two men’s mother in an inappropriate manner.
The younger brother also allegedly threw the complainant’s cell phone to the ground.
The complainant said in retaliation he took the younger brother’s cell phone but returned it. The younger brother left the location to stay with a friend.
• On October 31 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Bostwick Masonic Lodge after a man fell from his vehicle and the vehicle hit the lodge. According to reports Donte Robertson, 18, Bostwick, fell from the driver’s side of the vehicle and the 1984 Cutlass Oldsmobile struck the building. Robertson was cited for failure to maintain lane.
• On November 1 Gustavo Vega, 31, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with burglary after he allegedly entered a man’s Fairplay Road, Rutledge house and took a 1861 bolt black powder pistol and a watch.
The complainant reported that he had come home the morning before at approximately 3:30 a.m. and did not notice anything missing but in the morning noticed dirt footprints leading from his front door to his bedroom.
He then noticed the items missing. He then said he received a call from a man who accused the victim of having an affair with the caller’s wife.
The man told the victim that he had come to his residence the night of the burglary looking for his wife and that he entered the residence and removed the items.
The complainant arranged to meet with the man that day at a convenience store parking lot and return the items. After the items were returned authorities arrested Vega in a fast food restaurant parking lot. Vega allegedly told authorities that he “got really drunk and angry and went to (the victim’s) house and took something.”
• On October 31 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Jackson Street location after a woman reported that someone had pushed over her mailbox. The mailbox was not damaged.
• On October 24 a burglary complaint was filed at Morgan County Volunteer Fire Department Station 4, Buckhead Road, after a man reported that someone had entered the station using a pass code and removed a chain saw and a generator.
• On November 2 Ronald Lee Bishop, 36, Buckhead was arrested and charged with battery, interference with a 911 call and false imprisonment after he allegedly waited at the house of a 61-year-old man and then allegedly beat the man when he returned home. According to reports, the victim called deputies at a Parks Mill Road convenience store.
After the victim was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital it was determined that he had broken bones in his face. The victim told authorities that Bishop had struck several times and when he regained consciousness he requested that he be taken to the hospital but Bishop refused and allegedly followed the victim into his bedroom and sat by the bed as the victim continued to request transportation to the hospital.
• On October 25 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Turner Road location after a man called authorities to report that four people had threatened him. Officers stopped a black Ford Expedition leaving the area. Two men and two women were in the vehicle. A woman in the vehicle said they had been at the complainant’s house for a party and that the party “got out of hand” and that the complainant had slapped the woman. Officers found the complainant in his yard with a flashlight attempting to locate his eye glasses.
The complainant, who officers reported was intoxicated, said someone had both knocked his glasses off and pushed over his fire barrel during the party.
• On October 26 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that as he was having vehicles towed from his property he and another man became engaged in an argument.
Another man arrived and allegedly told the complainant to “get out of the vehicle and they could settle it.”
• On October 16 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at an Enterprise Road location after a man reported that his girlfriend had threatened to file a false report that he had pulled a knife on her if the man did not give her $1,000. The man said he believes his girlfriend who said she would have four witnesses verify the report, wanted the money to purchase drugs.